Donald Trump has been accused of racism for stating that he questioned whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States. His alleged presidential campaign has been dismissed as a publicity stunt. The Donald does have one supporter: former “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant and KISS bassist Gene Simmons. Simmons, who will play himself on Monday’s episode of “Castle,” even went so far as to claim that Trump was more qualified to run the country than Obama.
Said Simmons,”He’s a very bright man. The problem generally with politics, is that people who are running for office don’t have business experience, have never run companies, and therefore don’t understand the structure of a business.” Simmons went on to demonstrate that he knows less about U.S. government than the average high school civics student saying, “Politics, especially in the United States of America, really is a business, first and foremost. It has imports and exports, it has a budget. You should balance the budget and try to make a profit.”
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The long-tongued bassist, who despite numerous successful entrepreneurial ventures seems unaware of the difference between the economy and the government, continued, “The reason we’re in such a mess is because politicians really are not business men. Businessmen should be politicians, but businessmen first. Therefore, who’s more qualified? And by the way, I voted for President Obama, but in terms of qualifications, Trump is much more qualified than Obama. The President has two years of experience in local politics and has never run a company of his own. That’s a frightening resume for someone who is the most powerful man on the face of the planet.” For the record, President Obama became a U.S. Senator after serving in the Illinois State Senate, and teaching constitutional law at one of the nation’s most prestigious law schools. This career trajectory took considerably longer than two years.
Simmons, who was born in Israel to Israeli and Hungarian parents and thus is ineligible to become President of the United States, also defends Trump questioning the legitimacy of Obama’s birth certificate. “If you’re going to be the most powerful man on earth, everybody should have the right to demand anything. And, in the interest of full disclosure before the fact, our President should have shown the birth certificate on day one, when he was first running.”